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synonyms for illiberal

  • biased
  • bigoted
  • greedy
  • hidebound
  • mean
  • myopic
  • parsimonious
  • partial
  • prejudiced
  • stingy
  • ungenerous
  • vulgar
See also synonyms for: illiberality / illiberally
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Instead, respect for facts also led him often to conservative, even illiberal, opinions.
WHAT THE SUPREME COURT LOSES WITH JUSTICE BREYER'S RETIREMENTAZIZ HUQJUNE 30, 2022TIME
If they are too hostile, then they might find themselves villainized and restricted, as in other illiberal democracies.
THE WORLD SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT A DICTATOR’S SON'S APPARENT WIN IN THE PHILIPPINESJONATHAN CORPUS ONGMAY 10, 2022TIME
Peter Marki-Zay, the man who challenged Orbán in national elections on April 3 on behalf of a united opposition, warned of worsening isolation under Orban’s “illiberal” model and likened him to a “traitor” putting Hungarians at risk.
ANTI-LGBTQ HUNGARIAN PRIME MINISTER DECLARES VICTORY IN COUNTRY’S ELECTIONSBRODY LEVESQUEAPRIL 3, 2022WASHINGTON BLADE
The deeper India drifts into the abyss of an illiberal future, the more it looks to its past to justify its regression.
THE KASHMIR FILES: HOW A NEW BOLLYWOOD FILM MARKS INDIA’S FURTHER DESCENT INTO BIGOTRYDEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURYMARCH 30, 2022TIME
In fields where standards are yet to be established, like internet governance, Beijing works with Moscow and other illiberal nations to push standards that align with their interests.
HOW RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE COULD CHANGE THE GLOBAL ORDER FOREVERCHARLIE CAMPBELLFEBRUARY 24, 2022TIME
In fact, because of Israel’s illiberal actions, Cypel frequently questions the country’s “legitimacy.”
AN INFURIATING INDICTMENT OF ISRAELRANDY ROSENTHALNOVEMBER 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For example, the major parties on the right in Canada and Australia have not become as illiberal as their American counterpart.
WHY THE TWO-PARTY SYSTEM IS EFFING UP U.S. DEMOCRACYLEE DRUTMAN (DRUTMAN@NEWAMERICA.ORG)JUNE 16, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
A certain sum of money,—by no means illiberal as a present,—he had already extracted from the old man.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
Later in life he visited Cordova, already in its decline through the illiberal government of the Almoravid dynasty.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
He is cold, selfish and illiberal in his views, possessed of but little talent, and a physiognomy innocent of expression.
MARITAL POWER EXEMPLIFIED IN MRS. PACKARD'S TRIAL, AND SELF-DEFENCE FROM THE CHARGE OF INSANITYELIZABETH PARSONS WARE PACKARD
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLIBERAL

  • Victorian
  • common
  • conservative
  • conventional
  • hidebound
  • illiberal
  • materialistic
  • middle-class
  • old-line
  • philistine
  • traditional
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